The 100th Meridian passes through Oklahoma and splits the continent in two. An explorer and geologist in the late-1800s suggested this map line marked the start of the arid American West. Scientists now say he was right — and that climate change is moving it, which could have profound effects on farmers and ranchers.
Oklahoma is the country’s number one producer of what is occasionally referred to as the ‘poverty grain.’ Rye doesn’t have the best reputation, but demand is on the rise.
Scarcity is most severe in regions known as food deserts, where going to the grocery store often means taking a road trip. But new legislation awaiting the governor’s signature could bring more healthy food to areas that need it.
Embezzlement Investigation in Oklahoma Adds to Questions About Oversight of Federal Beef Promotion Program
A federal investigation and lawsuits over the alleged embezzlement of $2.6 million dollars from an obscure Oklahoma board that promotes the beef industry add to questions about oversight of a national program funded by fees charged to ordinary farmers and ranchers.
At the Cherokee Nation Seed Bank in Tahlequah, Okla., a vital part of the tribe’s history is kept frozen.
Oklahoma voters on Tuesday rejected State Question 777 — known by supporters as the right-to-farm amendment.
Oklahoma could become the third state to add a “right-to-farm” amendment to its constitution if voters approve State Question 777 this November.
Opposition to the state question comes from multiple sources, but a diverse coalition urging a ‘no’ vote is united by a shared concern: water.